Monday, April 1, 2013

General Guidelines For Spell Casting

Preparing for Spell Casting and Magic

For all of us practicing the various methods of spell casting and magic, there are some "basic" guidelines that most will use. These are examples of what will help a person remember vital areas in spell casting and magic.  These guidelines can be used by Pagans of all Paths, including witchcraft and Wicca.

1. Set aside a room for your magical work.

2. Decorate it with things that will put you in a magical mood.

3. Remember to use things that will stimulate all five of your senses.

  •  Colors for Sight 
  •  Incense for Smell 
  •  Music for Hearing 
  •  Wine for Taste 
  • Textures for Feel

4. Always work where you will not be disturbed by phone, TV, animals, kids, etc.

5. Clean your work area periodically with purification, I use sea salt and distilled water, and burn frankincense, myrrh, pine, and sage. This helps keep negative vibrations away from your work area.  While you are burning the herbs walk it through your house to clear negative energy.

6. Have an altar or a table: Size and shape should be something that appeals to you. (If possible don't use any metal on your altar for this will pull your energy). Altar candles and other items are good to have on your altar for concentration for the work at hand.

7. Always use the best you can afford for candles, oils, incense,  or make your own. For candles you can buy 4" high x 1/2" round candles in assorted colors that usually are fairly cheap.

8. Remember to use what you can afford, if you are in the middle of your spell and you start thinking about that, this can bring negative thoughts into your work, and affect your subconscious mind and your work on hand.

9. Try to use the right colors for what the spell calls for. Colors are important with magic.  Remember any thought or negativity that comes in will affect your work. You don't want to be thinking of that when you are focusing on your intent. Energy is very important part of working magic.

10. Never cast a spell until you have a clear and concise picture of what it is you wish to accomplish. "Visualize" your wish or intent.  Be sure no negative thoughts enter in, remember the saying,  "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it."

11. Always ground out any extra energy you raise for the spell, and bind the spell so that it expires within a predetermined amount of time.

12. Once you have cast the spell do not discuss it with anyone until after it has worked.  Discussing the spell will bring negativity into being, and telling others if they have any doubt whatsoever they can affect the spell also.

  • Most spells will "fade out" because the person who cast it, boast or brags about it to so many people, that will cause the spell to be robbed of it's power before it has had a chance to work. 
  • The Ancient Ones made a bond with magicians who cast spells to keep silent, so that the spells would have a chance to work.

13. Tapered candles can be used, it's best if you do use them, to put a plate, or something under it to catch the drippings so then they can be rid when done.

14. Anointing the candles or dressing should be done every time you cast a spell or  every time I light a candle.

  • Use scented oil, cooking oil, or olive oil. 
  • Start at the "middle to top" sending energy to the spiritual planes. 
  • Start at the "middle downward" sending energy to the physical.

Note: When spell casting:

  • The energy we project to others affects us even more strongly than the other person. This is because we have generated the energy, and we have become the object at which the energy is directed. 
  • If healing energy is sent out, then the health of the person casting the spell is enhanced.
  • By the same token, any hex or curse that is sent out always affects the person who sends it out no matter if it affects the person it was sent to or not. 
  • Magic is not to be used to gain power over others, that will affect the person's will. Gaining power over others weakens the power from within the person casting the spell.

Many Bright Blessings To All.